Google Plus recently got an extreme overhaul with some amazing features like adding cover photos and joining public hangouts. But one thing I personally didn’t liked is the amount of “Whitespace”. Although the white space has many uses [Read here]. But the whitespace almost spoils the viewing experience if you’re accessing Google Plus from widescreen computers. However, there a trick for everything and this one has too if you’re using Firefox or Chrome [ofcourse..].
Remove Google+ Whitespace on Firefox Browser
If you’re a Firefox user, and you have installed Greasemonkey Addon, you can install this userscript. Basically the script will center the stream on Google+. It just shift the stream a bit from the left. However it doesn’t resize the content box but it still uses the whitespace to some extend. If this till doesn’t fix this issue on your widescreen browser, you may try the another trick below.
Install the G+ Whitespace Remover script with the Stylish Addon. The script will stretch the content box, so it completely removes the whitespace issue. This script worked for me, as my screen resolution is 1440 x 900. This might also work for you. See the image below:
Remove Google+ Whitespace on Chrome Browser
Just install this chrome extension and it does the work. The extension is created by egoant.com. So basically it does the same thing what the Stylish Addon dos. It stretches the content box. You can test it by zooming in and out on Google Plus page.
Hope the whitespace is not going to stay for a long time. Google might have saved something to use that Whitespace. Do share your views!